Mission, Vision, & Beliefs
Classroom Lessons: All students in K-5th have lessons with Ms. Broyles (K-3 every week and 4th/5th every other week). K-2 also have a second weekly lesson with Ms. Colvin. Lessons cover topics such as: career and college exploration, self-esteem, conflict resolution, bullying prevention, stress/anxiety/depression reduction, friendships, middle school transition, and character education. We encourage you to talk with your student about lessons. By discussing what they have done in guidance class, lessons will be reinforced outside the classroom.
Great behavior is rewarded during our lessons through positive praise, stickers, compliments, etc. We enforce the same rules the classroom teachers expect from their students.
If a child has difficulty following these rules/expectations during guidance lessons, the following actions will be taken: verbal redirection/warning, individual talk with Ms. Broyles or Ms. Colvin outside of guidance, note home (this must be returned signed by their parent/guardian within one day), discussion about classroom conduct change, and an office referral. Any behavior listed in the student-parent handbook that warrants a direct office referral (see handbook) bypasses all the above actions.
Individual Talks: These sessions are conducted around our classroom lessons schedule and your child's schedule at school; due to the size of AES, we may not get to your child immediately. The majority of our time is dedicated to classroom lessons. Therefore, we generally can only meet with a student 2-4 times for school-related concerns. Recommendations for individual talks come from AES staff and faculty.
AES Counseling Mission, Vision, and Beliefs
Mission: To advocate and promote the achievement of students in their academic studies, personal/social lives, and college/career development.
Vision: A school filled with learning and teaching methods designed to guide students towards becoming Tomorrow's Great Thinkers and Leaders.